Things to Do in Lisbon

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Lisbon Oceanarium

Lisbon Oceanarium is the largest indoor aquarium in Europe and one of the most visited points in Lisbon. It is located on the artificial lagoon. The Oceanarium has a large number of fish, mammals, birds and sea predators.

Torre de Belem

Belém is a tower Lisbon, which was built in 16th century. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered to be a symbol for the city of Lisbon. The tower is situated in Santa Maria de Belém area and is called Torre De Belem by locals. Belem was built to protect the city from the enemies.

Jeronimos Monastery

The Jerónimos is a monastery built by the order of Saint Jerome, from where it gets its name. It is situated next to the Tagus river. Jeronimos Monastery was constructed and built on the place of the former church in 1501. The monastery is a real presentation of Late Gothic Manueline style of architecture.

Castelo de S. Jorge

São Jorge Castle dates back to the medieval period of Portuguese history. It is situated on a hill that faces the historical center of Lisbon. The castle has always been a favorite site for the tourists. It is believed that the city begun from this area.

Tram 28

Tram 28 in Lisbon is a main attraction in the city. It’s a classic Lisbon journey for the tourists, as it passes through the most popular points of the city, getting up and down the hills of Lisbon and presenting the real city. The tram connects Martim Moniz with Campo Ourique.


Alfama is the historic center of Lisbon. The district is the oldest part of the city and features the narrow curly streets and colorful buildings with red roofs. Alfama lies between the Saint George castle and the river Tagus. The district contains many historic buildings.

Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)

Praça do Comércio (Commerce square) is a square in Lisbon, which is situated next to the Tagus river. It is also called Terreiro do Paço, which means “Palace Yard”. The square dates to 16th century. It had a big commercial, financial and economical importance for the city from the beginning.

Bairro Alto

Bairro Alto, which literally translated means “Upper District”, is a district in Lisbon, which is famous for its calm, atmosphere and rectangular buildings. The districts has a social and historical significance. Developed in 15 century, it’s a district of a big importance for Lisbon.

Padrao dos Descobrimentos

Padrão dos Descobrimentos is a monument in Lisbon, which is dedicated to the “Age of Discovery” in Portugal. During 15-16 centuries the traders used to depart their ships at this place to trade and explore the area. That’s why the name of the monument means “The monument to the discoveries”.

Time Out Market

Time Out Market Lisboa is a large food market, opened in 2004. It is situated in Mercado da Ribeira, one of the most crowded areas in Lisbon. The market became a popular destination for tourists due to its attractive design and unique products. TIme out market contains over 35 shops and kiosks.

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection

The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is one of the most famous art museums in Lisbon, that includes ancient and some modern art. The museum is founded because of Calouste Gulbenkian's will to create an institution of art. The founder’ Collection includes over 6000 items.


Chiado is an area in Lisbon with the square in the middle, which has the same name. It is located next to Bairro Alto. The area has become a traditional shopping area, containing both modern and old items. The square is also full of cafes with unique design. The most popular among them is “A Brasileira".

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